Illustrated History of Landscape Design / Edition 1

Illustrated History of Landscape Design / Edition 1

by Chip Sullivan, Elizabeth Boults
     
 

ISBN-10: 0470289333

ISBN-13: 9780470289334

Pub. Date: 01/26/2010

Publisher: Wiley

A visual journey through the history of landscape design

For thousands of years, people have altered the meaning of space by reshaping nature. As an art form, these architectural landscape creations are stamped with societal imprints unique to their environment and place in time.

Illustrated History of Landscape Design takes an optical sweep of

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A visual journey through the history of landscape design

For thousands of years, people have altered the meaning of space by reshaping nature. As an art form, these architectural landscape creations are stamped with societal imprints unique to their environment and place in time.

Illustrated History of Landscape Design takes an optical sweep of the iconic landscapes constructed throughout the ages. Organized by century and geographic region, this highly visual reference uses hundreds of masterful pen-and-ink drawings to show how historical context and cultural connections can illuminate today's design possibilities.

This guide includes:

  • Storyboards, case studies, and visual narratives to portray spaces
  • Plan, section, and elevation drawings of key spaces
  • Summaries of design concepts, principles, and vocabularies
  • Historic and contemporary works of art that illuminate a specific era
  • Descriptions of how the landscape has been shaped over time in response to human need

Directing both students and practitioners along a visually stimulating timeline, Illustrated History of Landscape Design is a valuable educational tool as well as an endless source ofinspiration.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470289334
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/26/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
325,831
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Prehistory-6th Century.

Cosmological Landscapes.

Ancient Gardens.

Landscape and Architecture.

Genius Loci.

6th-15th Centures.

Western Europe: Walled Minds, Walled Gardens.

Moorish Spain: An Indelible Influence.

China: Nature’s Splendor in a Garden.

Japan: In the Spirit of Nature.

15th Century.

Japan: Muromachi Era.

China: Ming Dynasty.

Central Asia: Timurid Garden Cities.

Italy: Curious Minds, Broadened Vistas.

16th Century.

Italy: The Rebirth of Rome.

Renaissance Gardens in France and England.

The Early Botanic Garden: An Encyclopedia of Plants.

Early Mughal Gardens: Persian Art Forms Travel East.

Japan: The Momoyama Era.

17th Century.

Japan: Edo Period.

The Mughal Empire: Sacred Symmetries.

Persian Gardens of Paradise.

Italian Baroque Styles.

The flowering of the Dutch Landscape.

English Gardens: A Restrained Mix of European Styles.

French Classical Gardens: The Control of Nature.

18th Century.

England: The Development of the Landscape Garden.

The Landscape Garden in France.

China: Qianlong’s Imprint.

Early American Gardens: Homeland Traditions.

19th Century.

England: The Victorians and Their Plants.

France: Republics and Empires.

Landscape Architecture in America.

20th Century.

The Glided Age: Extremes of Wealth and Poverty.

The New Aesthetic of Modernism.

Environmental Art: Nature as Medium.

Artistic Trends in Landscape Design.

Environmental and Ecological Design.

Postmodern Landscapes.

21st Century.

A Sustainable Earth: Ten Ideas.

Endnotes.

Bibliography.

Index.

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